Child's Dress Pattern #5191A

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Sizes 4 and 6

MATERIALS:                       

J. & P. COATS KNIT-CRO-SHEEN: Size 4—3 balls of White or Ecru, or 4 balls of color. Size 6—1 ball extra.

Steel crochet hooks No. 7 and No. 2.

1½ yards narrow velvet ribbon.

4 small pearl buttons.

GAUGE: 2 shells make 1½ inches; 4 rnds of shells make 1½ inches.

Starting at neck with No. 7 hook, ch 115 to measure 14½ inches. 1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, * ch 3, skip 2 ch, sc in next ch, ch 3, skip 1 ch, sc in next ch. Repeat from * across, ending row with ch 3, skip 2 ch, sc in last ch (45 loops). Turn. 2nd row: Sl st in 1st loop, ch 5, dc in same loop (shell), * ch 1, skip next loop, make 11 d tr in next loop, ch 1, skip 1 loop, in next loop make dc, ch 2 and dc (shell). Re­peat from * across. Turn. 3rd row: Sl st in 1st ch-2 sp, ch 5, dc in same sp (shell over shell), * ch 2, skip 1 d tr, (dc in next d tr, ch 1) 8 times; dc in next d tr, ch 2, in next ch-2 sp (between dc's) make dc, ch 2 and dc (shell over shell). Repeat from * across. Turn. 4th row: Sl st in ch-2 sp, shell over shell, * ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp (between dc's); (ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp) 7 times; ch 3, shell over next shell. Repeat from * across. Turn. 5th row: Sl st in sp, shell over shell, * ch 3, skip ch-3 below, sc in next loop, (ch 3, sc in next loop) 6 times; ch 3, shell over next shell. Repeat from * across. Turn. 6th row: Sl st in sp, shell over shell, * ch 3, skip ch-3, sc in next loop, (ch 3, sc in next loop) 5 times; ch 3, in next shell make 3 dc with ch-1 between. Repeat from * across, ending with shell over shell. Turn. 7th row: Sl st in sp, shell over shell, * ch 3, skip ch-3, sc in next loop, (ch 3, sc in next loop) 4 times; ch 3, in next ch-1 sp make dc, ch 1 and dc; ch 1, in next ch-1 sp make dc, ch 1 and dc. Repeat from * across, ending with shell over shell. Turn. 8th row: Sl st in sp, ch 5, in same sp make dc, ch 1 and dc, * ch 3, skip ch-3, sc in next loop, (ch 3, sc in next loop) 3 times; ch 3, in next shell make dc, ch 1 and dc, ch 1, dc in next ch-1, ch 1, in next shell make dc, ch 1 and dc. Re­peat from * across, ending with 3 dc with ch 1 between in last shell. Turn. 9th row: Sl st in sp, ch 5, dc in same sp, ch 1, in next shell make dc, ch 1 and dc, * ch 3, skip ch-3, sc in next loop, (ch 3, sc in next loop) twice; ch 3, in next shell make dc, ch 1 and dc; (ch 1, dc in next sp) twice; ch 1, in next shell make dc, ch 1 and dc. Repeat from * across. Turn. 10th row: Sl st in sp, ch 5, dc in next sp, ch 1, in next shell make dc, ch 1 and dc; * ch 3, skip ch 3, sc in next loop, ch 3, sc in next loop, ch 3, shell over next shell, (ch 1, dc in next sp) 3 times; ch 3, shell over next shell. Repeat from * across. Turn. 11th row: Sl st in next sp, ch 5, (dc in next sp, ch 1) twice; shell over next shell, * ch 1, in next ch-3 loop make 4 tr with ch 1 between, ch 1, shell over shell, (ch 1, dc in next sp) 4 times; ch 1, shell over shell. Repeat from * across. Ch 3, turn. 12th row: * Dc in next sp, dc in next st. Repeat from * across (267 sts, counting turning ch as 1 dc). Join with sl st in top st of 1st ch-3. Change to No. 2 hook and hereafter work in rnds. 1st rnd: Ch 4, in same place as sl st make 3 dc with ch 1 between, * skip 2 sts, in next st make 4 dc with ch 1 between (shell). Repeat from * around. Join last shell with sl st in 3rd st of 1st ch-4 made (89 shells). 2nd rnd: Sl st to center ch-1 of 1st shell, ch 4, in same place make 3 dc with ch 1 between; * in center ch-1 of next shell make 4 dc with ch 1 between (shell over shell). Repeat from * around. Join. Repeat last rnd until 10 rnds of shells are completed for size 4, or 13 rnds for size 6. Next rnd: Work across 14 shells, skip next 16 shells (sleeve), work across next 29 shells, skip next 16 shells (other sleeve), work across remaining 14 shells. Join. Work around over these 57 shells until piece measures 13 inches from bot­tom of yoke for size 4, 16 inches from bottom of yoke for size 6, or length de­sired. Join and fasten off.

LEFT SLEEVE ... Attach thread at left underarm, and with No. 2 hook work 3 rnds of shells same as skirt. Change to No. 7 hook and work sc around, holding in to fit. Work 5 more rnds of sc. Fasten off.

RIGHT SLEEVE ... Attach thread at right underarm and with No. 2 hook work to correspond with Left Sleeve.

NECK BEADING ... Attach thread at neck edge at back opening and, with No. 7 hook, ch 4, in 1st sp make 3 dc with ch 1 between, * skip 1 sp, in next sp make 4 dc with ch 1 between. Repeat from * along neck edge, then work sc along both sides of back opening making four ch-4 buttonloops evenly down right edge. Fasten off. Sew on buttons. Run ribbon through beading at neck.


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